Summer is here and that means we should all be expecting some kind of heat damage on our hair. Thus, the need to condition our hair weekly which may be quite expensive to do in a salon. So, I have a little secret to my homemade hair treatment which I should share for you.
This hair treatment has a lot of benefits and many hair stylists swear by it. I have also added a list of oils and their benefits alongside the steps below:
Mix your natural oils together in a bowl
If you do not have more than one natural oil, it is still okay to use just one. The only difference is that some of these extra oils have their added benefits. These oils include but are not limited to olive oil, avocado oil and coconut oil. Most people mix these three the most.
Heat the mixture for about 10 to 15 seconds in the microwave.
The aim is to make the oil tepid (Lukewarm).
Pour the heated mixture or oil into a applicator container
It is ready to use.
* Section your hair into 4 or 6 parts
* Apply the oil to the scalp and the rest to the hair.
Tip: try getting a generous amount on the scalp which should be your primary focus.
* Wrap or cover your hair with a plastic cap and let it sit for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Tip: you can be extra like me and use a hair dryer for some added effect…lol
* Wash your hair
* Lastly, use a leave-in conditioner and style
The benefits you get depend on the type of oil you use. I will list the major benefits and also specify those that come with specific oils.
* Restoration of hair shine and reduction of fallout
* Stimulation of blood flow to the scalp which helps health growth.
* It also helps to strengthen hair, and prevent brittle hair and split ends.
Natural Oils I love (personal recommendations)
The extra virgin olive oil helps the hair to seal in moisture in, which reduces issues of dryness and hair breakage. ( Tea tree and coconut oils are good substitutes because they have the same effect)
This is another oil known for its ability to seal in moisture, but it also helps the hair to regain thickness especially around thinning hairlines.
Grape Seed Oil
This oil provides strength to the hair and also increases manageability, thereby reducing dryness and dandruff.
This oil protects hair, nourishes hair follicles, moisturizes, and stimulates blood circulation to promote hair growth and thickness. This makes it extremely beneficial for natural as well as dry, chemically treated hair. I will recommend using this oil on its own if you are unable to or prefer not to buy multiple oils.
In as much as I love all these oils, always think about what you are trying to achieve with your hair so that you pick the right ones.
I would love to get feedback and questions on your experiences with this treatment!